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apero_topThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Aperó project will present very special guest, DJ Barrio Lindo, spinning live at Mira! restaurant in Casa Daros.

An Argentinian who also spent years in Colombia, DJ Barrio Lindo is well known for blending cumbia with South American folk rhythms and ancestral sounds.

Additionally during the night, DJs Chico Dub, Mustache, Daniel Lucas, Felipe Sá, and Linco will spin.

Diego Bragança will provide visuals and Mira! will also serve special drinks, snacks, and sandwiches throughout the night.

It is important to note that while the event lasts from 7:30PM – 1AM, entry closes at 11PM.


Opening of Marcelo Ment Exhibition, “Coragem” (Ipanema)
“Coragem,” (Courage) the new exhibition of the works of Rio artist Marcelo Ment will open tonight at Galeria Homegrown in Ipanema. Following the opening, the works will remain on display in the gallery through April 11th. Hours of operation will be 10AM – 8PM on Mondays through Fridays and from 12PM to 6PM on Saturdays.
Galeria Homegrown – 6PM to 10PM.
Rua Maria Quitéria 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2513-2160
Entrance: FREE

O Grito Bazar (Botafogo)
Tonight and tomorrow tonight, Comuna in Botafogo with host the O Grito bazar. Featured exhibitors will be selling clothes, jewelry, bags, and more. There will be live music and available food and drinks during the two-night event.
Comuna – 7PM – 1AM
Rua Sorocaba 585, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2225-0362
Entrance: FREE


Veneno (Botafogo)
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor while Catraca will take over to the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs again spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Aperó with Barrio Lindo (Botafogo)
Tonight at the Mira! restaurant in Casa Daros, the Aperó project will present very special guest DJ Barrio Lindo spinning unique blends of cumbia, South American folk rhythms, and ancestral sounds. Additionally during the night, DJs Chico Dub, Mustache, Daniel Lucas, Felipe Sá, Linco and Diego Bragança will spin and Mira will offer special drinks, sandwhiches and snacks during the event.
Mira! – 7:30PM – 1AM. Entry closes at 11PM.
Casa Daros, Rua General Severiano 159, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2138-0850
Entrance: R$30

Ensaios da Ludmilla (Lagoa)
Tonight MC Ludmilla returns to the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa to present the popular Ensaios da Ludmilla party.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Toninho Geraes and JP Silva (Lapa)
Tonight singer and musician JP Silva will start things off at Carioca da Gema at 8:30PM. Composer and singer Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30PM. Geraes has worked as a composer for artists including Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho. During his show tonight, he will sing their hits, as well as his own compositions. He will also reinterpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Aninha Portal and Marcele Motta (Centro)
At 7:30PM, singer Marcele Motta will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB and classics. Then singer Aninha Portal will follow at 10:30PM with her repetorie influenced by the works of Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Paulinho da Viola, Roberto Ribeiro, Noel Rosa, Ary Barroso, Chico Buarque, and Beth Carvalho, among others.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Júlia Vargas. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Sakanight @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight the Rio band, Sakanight, will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Founded in 2005, the band cites influences that range from Led Zeppelin to Mamomas to Pink Floyd.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$10 – R$15

“Quintas de Blues” with Laranjeletric (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host Rio de Janeiro quartet, Laranjeletric, tonight for their weekly “Quintas de Blues” event.
Bar do B – 9PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$25

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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